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Lake Como or Lake Garda in July?

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I know this is not the first time this question has been posed and I have read some previous responses but thought I would throw out some of our priorities and ask for some guidance as I am still having a difficult time visualizing which experience we will prefer.

My husband and I like to hike, cycle, read and eat well. We prefer to stay in understated luxury (smaller, more "rustic", with great locally sourced food) - and finding the right accommodations will influence our choice. Most of what I have seen on Lake Como is more opulent than I would like and I found this spot on Lake Garda that looks good to me: http://www.hotelvillaarcadio.it/

I prefer charming villages to stately mansions. We would rather get around by boat or bicycle than car. We like to kayak, not waterski. I have read about cycling paths near Lake Garda that appeal to me (I remain a bit of a chicken on the road, though I do it).

We love children but are not traveling with ours on this trip so being in a place that is full of families with young kids is not appealing.

Finally - location. We were considering 4-5 nights at one of the lakes and then 4-5 nights in Switzerland, which seems easier from Lake Como (though I haven't really looked at rail schedules yet).

Thanks in advance to anyone who can weigh in with which spot might best fit the bill for us!

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